Inmate dies in apparent suicide at Shasta County Jail

Nov 19, 2015 3:23 PM by News Staff

A Shasta County Jail inmate was found dead in his cell Wednesday, hanging from his bunk.

According to a press release from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, 38-year-old Clifford Wilson Shaw used a jail issued towel to hang himself in his cell.

He was found during a routine cell check around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The death is being investigated by the Shasta County Major Crimes Unit, but officials say nothing appears suspicious. Shaw did not leave a note, but other inmates told investigators he had been depressed in recent days.

Shaw was arrested by the Redding Police Department on November 8 for consumption of alcohol, a violation of his probation.


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